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RAZR fatality
Vasquez killed when vehicle strikes tree
Bark was stripped off the tree after the Polaris RAZR driven by Hazziel Vasquez, 26, struck a tree Sunday morning near Viola. Investigators say he tried to take a curve too fast and slammed into the tree, striking the off-road vehicle in the driver side.
A man was killed Sunday morning when his off-road vehicle slammed into a tree near Viola.The man, Hazziel Vasquez, 26, died from injuries he sustained in the one-vehicle crash. A passenger in the vehicle escaped injury.According to accident reports, Vasquez was the driver of a 2017 Polaris RAZR. He and a friend had just been four-wheeling on the nearby mountain and were returning home on Ben Burton Road which lies just off Mt. Zion Road.It was during the return trip that Vasquez reportedly took a curve in the road too fast and lost control of the vehicle.